Beauty isn’t easy. Ask any peacock who has to lug around all that heavy and extravagant plumage. In Laurel Roth’s series Peacocks, their plumage is borrowed from our own human adornments.
About the work:
These peacocks borrow human mating plumage, anthropomorphically showcasing our adaptations and natural orders as their own. They are made of fake fingernails, barrettes, nail polish, false eyelashes, and jewelry to represent the choices involved in biological processes that are unique to humankind.